A Path to Climate Justice: Charting the Intersections of Climate Disruption, Social Justice, and a Sustainable Future
Dr. Heather Hackman's Keynote Address
Dr. Heather Hackman
The urgent nature of this climate moment cannot be denied nor ignored, and yet identifying the best path forward is often unclear and fraught with contention. In this talk, Dr. Hackman makes the case for having a social justice framework be the guiding lens through which we as a nation and a global community address the mitigation and adaptation responses to 21st century climate issues. Drawing from a wide range of academic, political and activist bodies of thought, this session identifies our current reality regarding climate issues, how we got here, and how a social justice lens is necessary to both avoid the traps of technocratic and politically untenable “solutions”, and to the development of responses that are forward thinking, honor our shared commitments to human dignity and justice, and place us in balance with the planet and its ecosystem.
Dates and Times:
October 1 - October 1, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lory Student Center Theatre
Debora Colbert, 970-491-2645, Debora.Colbert@ColoState.edu